Music therapist Dominika Dopierala trained and obtained her Master of Music Therapy degree at our London centre. After graduating, she returned home to her native Poland to set up the country’s first music therapy service, Nordoff Robbins Poland, in 2016. 

Ahead of The Good Estate Agency Charity Art Ball, which has raised over £30,000 for our life-changing work over the past three years, we caught up with the event’s founder and organiser, Howard Ratcliffe, to find out what part of the evening he's most looking forward to, why the event is so important and what music means to him. Here's Howard in his own words:

What does music mean to you?

See how our music therapy is changing lives, as our beneficiaries and their families share their experiences and talk about how music has helped and empowered them.

Music therapy can help a child with autism to communicate, reduce anxiety for a person living with dementia or provide comfort for someone facing a terminal illness. In 2017 we reached more people in more places than ever before, delivering music therapy to 7,916 vulnerable and isolated people, with 29,725 music therapy sessions.

At the Music Industry Trust Awards 2018, guests heard from Kathy, the mum of one of our beneficiaries, Patsy, who lives with autism:
 
“While she may be different, she is certainly not less. I knew my little girl could achieve if she just got the right support, and I also knew that music could be the key. So, in 2016 Patsy started music therapy with Nordoff Robbins.”
 
We’re delighted to announce, alongside sponsors SSE, that even more outstanding nominees and performers have been added to the roster for the 20th SSE Scottish Music Awards on 1 December in Glasgow’s SEC. 

On 5th November 2018, Emma Banks, Co-Head of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) London and chair of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef committee, became the 27th recipient of the highly prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award. Banks, one of the most successful and respected talent agents in the business, represents a host of major artists and has paved the way for women across the industry. 

On 5th November 2018, Emma Banks, Co-Head of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) London and chair of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef committee, became the 27th recipient of the highly prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award. Banks, one of the most successful and respected talent agents in the business, represents a host of major artists and has paved the way for women across the industry. 

Following our recent merger with Nordoff Robbins in Scotland, we are excited to announce the appointment of Angus Nelson, who will be joining our organisation in the newly created role of Head of Scotland.

We are delighted to welcome Angus who will take up the post officially on the 12 November.  Angus will work with our team, supporters and partners to develop the work of Nordoff Robbins in Scotland.

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